DIGILIFE - The Crane Life Cycle Management Solution
Digilife continuously monitors the state of loading of the crane, and compares this data against defined key parameters established by the design – based on the specifications, and F.E.M.
The design parameters that are monitored, measure number of cycles, state of loading, position of the load in the trolley direction, snag occurrences, etc.
Digilife calculates the cumulative fatigue cycles/ damage of the crane structure, and components in the drives kinematic chain.
By comparing actual calculations with the mapped design parameters, Digilife determines at any given time, the ageing levels, hence remaining fatigue cycles/ life of the structure, and components of the drive train.
Continuous monitoring of key parameters and incidents concerning:
Failure, buckling, deformation, crippling due to mechanical overstress.
Failure and cracking due to metal fatigue.
Process data relevant to cumulative fatigue.
Overload(s), eccentricity conditions, hoist and trolley motion overload faults, and anti snag triggers.
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The International Standard ISO 12482-1 specifies a method for monitoring, during long-term operation, the actual duty of the crane, and a means of comparing this to the original design duty which was specified through classification.
Approaching the design life limit means an increased probability of hazards. Monitoring of crane use – as described herein – provides a tool for predicting the approach of the design limits and for focusing special inspections on the critical areas of a crane.
It is applicable to cranes with a permanent construction throughout the life of the crane.
Its Purpose is to ensure that the design constraints of the intended use of a crane are clearly identified and to define actions to be taken when the crane has been used over a period of time and has approached these constraints, to ensure a new safe working period.